H.Moser Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel
The Streamliner Small Seconds with Micro-Rotor And Enamel Dial: An Exceptional Combination
With the Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel, H. Moser & Cie. is combining exclusivity, performance, and craftsmanship in a single model. More than a product, the Manufacture is offering an objet d’art for those who appreciate discreetly refined, high-performance watchmaking. At the heart of a steel case with new lines and proportions and dimensions perfectly suited to its movement is the brand’s 18th Manufacture caliber.
Made of steel and measuring 39 mm in diameter, the cushion-shaped case of the Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel model is still water-resistant to 12 ATM and inspired by the curves and roundness of the first high-speed trains of the 20s and 30s, from which it takes its name. However, its proportions have been reworked to give it more elongated lines, made possible by the smaller dimensions of the new caliber HMC 500. Integrated into the case, the steel bracelet is elegantly arced to extend the curves of the case. Highly complex in construction, it has extremely fluid lines, based on organic forms. The links, all unique and articulated, are the height of subtle sophistication, and supple flexibility.
To accentuate the steel of the case and bracelet, H. Moser & Cie. has chosen a Grand Feu enamel dial. Named “Aqua Blue”, it reinterprets the brand’s renowned signature fumé finish with the artistic flourish of a master craftsman. Starting with a pattern engrained onto a gold base, as if hammered, three different color pigments are washed, finely crushed, then applied to create an ombré effect. Careful work and limitless patience are required for the master enameller to painstakingly apply the pigments, adding them one by one so that the colors oxidize and meld together when heated in the furnace, without any pixelation. A translucent “Grand Feu” enamel dial must be fired twelve times in total to create the fumé effect, where the lighter shades in the center gradually deepen.
Driving the Streamliner Small Seconds Blue Enamel model, the new automatic caliber HMC 500 is 100% Moser, 100% Manufacture-made. It is the smallest movement H. Moser & Cie. has developed in the 21st century. Made from solid platinum, this micro-rotor is mounted on a ball bearing, equipped with a bi-directional pawl winding system, and offers sufficient barrel torque to provide a power reserve of 74 hours. Moser had to develop new smaller, slimmer components and mechanisms which could then be integrated into the available volume. The escapement was also miniaturized, whilst ensuring its performance remained unchanged, a technical feat made possible thanks to the expertise of our sister company, Precision Engineering AG.